Psalm 83 … Preview Of A Coming Attraction

Jack Kelley 90x115 This Week’s Feature Article by Jack Kelley

Hezbollah says that Israel’s disappearance after the next war is an established fact. Iran’s President has called Israel a dirty microbe and a savage animal that will soon disappear in a flash. The commander in chief of Iran’s army predicts that millions will soon receive the joyous news of Israel’s destruction. Israel’s chief of staff warns of a “tough ordeal” coming soon.With all the rhetoric flying around the Middle East about a major war this summer, and with multiple countries (including the US) rapidly beefing up their military preparedness, a quick review of Psalm 83 is in order to refresh our minds on the prophetic details of this coming attack against Israel.

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God’s definition of happiness

Greg Laurie 90x115 by Greg Laurie

The Greeks called the island of Cyprus the happy isle. They believed that because of its geographical location, perfect climate and fertile soil, anyone who lived on Cyprus had it made in the shade. They had a word for the kind of happiness experienced there: makarios, which means self-contained happiness. They believed that everything you needed to be happy was right there on the island.

Now, we can’t all move to Cyprus, but I do think it is still possible for us to experience makarios. True happiness is independent of our circumstances; it is self-contained. Regardless of what is happening internally or externally, I believe it is possible to be a truly happy person, a genuinely blessed person.

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